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Ralph Graf von Oriola

Ralph Graf von Oriola
Born 9 August 1895
Hirschberg, German Empire
Died 28 April 1970(1970-04-28) (aged 74)
Nuremberg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 72. Infanterie-Division
299. Infanterie-Division
XIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ralph Georg Edgar Joachim Eddo Graf von Oriola[a] (9 August 1895 – 28 April 1970) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XIII. Armeekorps. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Ralph Graf von Oriola was captured by American troops in 1945 and was released in 1948.

He married twice, firstly to Elisabeth Trampe-Agner (born Leipzig, 12 April 1893) and secondly to Edith Gertrud Müller (born Witten, Ruhr, 12 June 1909).

Awards and decorations

Footnotes

  • a Regarding personal names: Graf is a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin.

References

Citations
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • specialcamp11
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Philipp Müller-Gebhard
Commander of 72. Infanterie-Division
17 February 1943 - 3 May 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Philipp Müller-Gebhard
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Bergen
Commander of 299. Infanterie-Division
3 May 1943 - 15 January 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Paul Reichelt
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Paul Reichelt
Commander of 299. Infanterie-Division
13 March 1944 - 28 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Junck
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hans Felber
Commander of XIII. Armeekorps
12 February 1945 - 31 March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Max Bork
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